Colonel Eber Egerton Snider
Picture from Port Hope High School
Thanks to Martha Clayton, Tom Lawson and Sheridan Nolancursor over the picture
Eber Egerton Snider was born June 16, 1866, in either Belleville, Ont, or Ameliasburgh Township, an 'historic township in southern Ontario, one of
the three original townships that formed Prince Edward County
. The other two
townships were Marysburgh and Sophiasburgh. Originally known as Seventh Town, it was renamed in 1787 after Princess Amelia, the youngest child of George III.'
Eber was the third of the four children of Willet Snider and Almira Howe
the others being Rufus Oscar, Florence Estella and Willet Hazard.
His father died when Eber was about four years old. His mother then married Samuel Jarvis Maybee and they had
one child, Rosa Belle Maybee.
Jarvis Maybee had six children by his previous marriage to Margaret Agnes Wimbles.
Maybee had a farm on Lot 33, Concession 2 in Hamilton Township. It was while living there that Eber attended Port Hope High School about 1879-1883.
After high school he went to Albert College
in Belleville, but would have left there when it was downgraded from a college to a high school in 1884.
From Albert he went to Victoria College
in Cobourg where he graduated in 1890.
From about 1891-1894 he was a science teacher at Mount Forest High School in Wellington County.
On Nov 12, 1891 he married Jane Dryden Cairns in nearby Harriston, Ont.
12 years, about 1895-1907, he was Principal of Arthur High School where he was also a cadet instructor.
He became Principal of PHHS in 1908. He lived on Bedford Street, and later, Augusta Street.
In 1916 he went to France
as a Major with the Canadian Over-Seas
Expeditionary Force, and in 1917 was appointed Town Major
the French village of Allouagne. In 1918 he was invalided home and
resumed his job as Principal of PHHS until 1919.
'Retaining his connection with the militia, he was raised to the rank of full colonel in the Midland Regiment.
He became Inspector of Schools for Durham & Northumberland Counties
in 1920 and continued in this position until his retirement in 1940.
Eber Egerton Snider died of a coronary thrombosis Jan 16, 1945.
Jane Dryden 'Jennie' (Cairns) Snider died of a ruptured aorta April 23, 1952.
They are buried in St John's Cemetery, Port Hope.
from the Evening Guide Thursday April 26, 1928
HOSPITAL TEA IS SUCCESSFUL
Popular Event Given in Home of Col. and Mrs. E. E. Snider On Wednesday
The spacious home of Col. and Mrs. E. E. Snider was the popular rendezvous for a very large number yesterday afternoon at a tea and talent table under
the auspices of the Women's Hospital Mission. Mrs. Edgar, president of the Mission, and Miss Elliott, superintendent of the hospital, assisted Mrs. Snider
in receiving guests. A home cooking table under the direction of Mrs. Geo. Ward, Mrs. C. Massie, Mrs. J. J. Fielding and Mrs. J. A. Winfield did a thriving
business and a table of fancy work under Mrs. S. Dickinson, Mrs. C. W. Connop and Mrs Newman-Jones was well patronized. In the tea room, which was
under the capable supervision of Mrs. J. L. Westaway, a delicious afternoon tea was served from a large table beautifully decorated with daffodils and
marigolds. Mrs W. S. Bletcher, Mrs. E. J. Baird, Mrs. S. C. Bennett, Mrs. J. E. Smart, Mrs. J. MacBeth poured tea and coffee while Mrs. J. F. Thompson,
Mrs. Wm. Lawrence, Mrs. S. Brickell, Mrs. J. H. Reid, Mrs. W. A. Russell, Misses I. Quinlan and G. Westaway assisted in serving.
A very large sum was realised for the benefit of the Mission.
from the Evening Guide Tuesday June 19, 1928
AFTERNOON TEA AT 'THE LODGE'
Mrs. F. W. Anderson Honoured Before Taking Departure From Port Hope
Mrs. F. G. Orchard and Mrs. E. E. Snider, were hostesses at a delightful afternoon tea given at
'The Lodge' Ward Street, Monday afternoon, when Mrs F. W. Anderson was honoured before her departure for Nanaimo, BC. About forty guests were
present and the function proved most successful.
Mrs. Anderson was the recipient of an appropriate gift and the guests expressed regret on Mrs. Anderson leaving town. Mrs. Anderson most graciously
thanked the gathering for the presentation and assured them that she would always maintain a warm spot in her heart for Port Hope and her many friends here.
During the afternoon, the numerous guests conducted a tour of the beautiful flower gardens surrounding 'The Lodge.' Hundreds of iris were in bloom and the
well-kept flower beds and flowering lilacs presented a most colourful scene. The flower garden was at its best, and many comments were heard on its appearance.
The guests were looked after by the Misses Ward and Messrs Robert Orchard and Robert Charles.
A number of gentlemen guests were also present and Rev.
Dr. F. G. Orchard, who celebrated his birthday Monday, was the recipient of many good wishes and congratulatory remarks.
The Lodge is the residence of the Head Master of Trinity College School.
from the Cobourg Sentinel-Star Thursday Jan 25, 1945
Public school inspector for the counties of Durham and Northumberland for 20 years, Col. Eber Egerton Snider, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, at his home in Port Hope
from a heart attack. He had been retired for five years.
Col. Snider, who received his high school education in Port Hope, was for some years principal of the high school. He was born in Prince Edward County, of U.E.L.
stock and attended Albert College, Belleville. After graduation from Victoria College in 1890 he taught on the staff of Mount Forest High School. Prior to becoming
principal of Port Hope High School he was for 12 years principal of Arthur High School.
In the first Great War he was second in command of the 129th Battalion,
Cobourg, going overseas in 1916. Attached to the Royal Canadian Regiment, he served in France as brigade camp commandant and was at Vimy Ridge. He was
invalided home in 1918, and resumed the principalship of Port Hope High School, and soon received his appointment as inspector. Retaining his connection with
the militia, he was raised to the rank of full colonel in the Midland Regiment.
Col. Snider won recognition for introducing teaching of music in schools of his inspectorship.
Surviving are his widow, Jane Cairns Snider of Port Hope; a son E. Cairns Snider, Reading, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. A. M. Ferrah, Port Hope, and a brother, Willet
Snider, Timmins. Another brother, Dr. Richard
] O. Snider, Toronto, died several years ago.
Funeral service was held at St. John's Church, Port Hope, Friday, with interment in St. John's Cemetery.
from the Cobourg World Thursday Jan 25, 1945
The Late Col. E. E. Snider
Some citizens from Cobourg as well as from Toronto and other places attended the funeral of the late Col. E. E. Snider at Port Hope on Friday
afternoon. A distinguished soldier and educationalist, Col. Snider was quite well know here. The funeral service was held at St John's Anglican
Church and Rev. J. M. Crisall, Rector of the Church, officiated.
Representing the Department in whose service the late Col. Snider was an outstanding teacher and inspector, was C. F. Cannon, Asst. Superintendent
of Elementary Education, who attended at the request of Col. Geo. Drew. Several Public School Inspectors were present, including W. H. Carlton,
Cobourg, also representing the Department.
The pallbearers were: W. J. Helm, W. J. B. Davison, P. A. C. Ketchum, F. W. Bell, E. G. Britton,
C. P. Freeman.
Honourary pallbearers: Col. Bounsell, Maj. J. A. V. Fraser, Capt. W. E. Bonneville, Lt. R. B. Baxter,
Lt. H. C. Williams, Lt. R. H. Wickett, Lt. C. Haultain.
Interment took place at St. John's Cemetery.
Town of Port Hope directory 1950
from the Cobourg Sentinel-Star Thursday May 8, 1952
Mrs. E. E. Snider
The funeral for Jane Dryden, wife of the late Col. E. Edgerton Snider was held from St John's Anglican Church on April 25 with Rev J M Crisall
conducting the service.
The deceased was born in Harriston and is survived by one daughter, Jean Ferrah, of Port Hope and one son Cairns Snider of Toronto. Three
grandchildren also survive, John Snider of Port Hope, Phillips of Edmonton, Alberta, and Mrs. Edmonds (Kay) of Oshawa.
Interment took place at St. John's Cemetery with pallbearers, P. A. C. Ketchum, E. G. Britton,
E. Bonneville, F. H. Briden, J. A. Hume, and Col. H. T. Goodeve.
Principal, Major E E Snider, with the PHHS cadet corps and ladies' brigade in front of the school on Pine Street, 1909.
In the background, right, is
the central part of Mayor Craig's fountain. This was before the gymnasium was added to the school.
Dr Rufus Oscar Snider and family 1909, in his 5-seater 1909 Overland tourabout Model 30 or 31
Rufus, elder brother of Eber, was a physician who lived in Toronto
Picture from Cobourg Public Library
Thanks to Neil & Michael Butters
cursor over a face
for a list of descendants of George Snider.